Investigating the neurotoxic effects of metals commonly found at Superfund hazardous waste sites on human and ecological health.

 

  • Learning and Memory UW-SRP Project 2: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cadmium Neurotoxicity

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  • Neurological Receptors UW-SRP Project 3: Role of PONs in Modulating Cadmium and Manganese Neurotoxicity

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  • Salmon Neurotoxic Injury UW-SRP Project 1: Biochemical Mechanisms of Olfactory Injury in Salmon

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  • Studying Urban Lakes UW-SRP Project 4: Arsenic in Shallow Unstratified and Seasonally Stratified Urban Lakes

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Overview

The University of Washington Superfund Research Program is an interdisciplinary program that conducts and communicates research on the impacts of metal neurotoxicity on human and ecological health. Our research focuses upon metals that commonly occur at Superfund hazardous waste sites for which there are important data gaps impeding the full understanding of their neurotoxic effects on human and ecological health. The physiological processes we study include adverse effects on cognition, olfaction and neurobehavioral processes, and are associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's related dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodevelopmental diseases.

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